Smashing Summer Wedding

Enjoy this summer wedding recap with photos of some of our favorites: Giant Antipasti Platter, Mediterranean Salad in the making, and the Soy-Ginger Grilled Tuna Steaks on Asian Slaw.

Mary Anne Erickson


October 15, 2018

Wedding catering can be one of the most rewarding experiences for folks in the hospitality business: few life experiences bring more people together to celebrate love and joy. The pressures can also be intense. As seasoned as a kitchen and front house staff may be, and completely confident in their ability to deliver fabulous food and service under the most rustic and challenging circumstances - there's one thing that none of us can control - and that's THE WEATHER!

This summer was truly magnificent here in the Hudson Valley (as opposed to last year's rainy summer). Almost every Saturday provided glorious sun and weather that would bring tears of joy to the eyes of those who have been planning their wedding for many moons. So happily, most of my pictures of our food are bathed in sunlight.

Today's offerings are from a July wedding which featured a large antipasti station with passed appetizers and shots of our team plating one of our favorite salads: the Medi Salad - our version of Greek salad that's topped with our crispy feta cheese.

July Wedding at The Sloan's Country Home

Antipasti Table  White beans, Roasted red peppers, Assorted Mediterranean olives, Cherry tomatoes and boccacini, Seafood salad, Artichoke hearts, Stuffed grape leaves, Garden radishes, Celery hearts, Fennel, Sopressata, Salami, Semolina breads, Flatbreads and Foccacias

Passed Appetizers  
Black Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Bruschettas  
Crispy Mushroom Parmesan Risotto Cakes  
Eggplant Caponata in Phyllo Cups  
Moroccan Spiced Lamb Skewers with Minted Yogurt  
Skewered Chicken Satay with spicy coconut peanut sauce

The Greek Salad portion of the plated salad
Served Mediterranean Salad, Champagne toast

Wedding Buffet  
Grilled Beef Tenderloin, au Poivre Sauce  
Soy-Ginger Grilled Tuna Steaks on Asian Slaw
Roasted Potatoes  
Mediterranean Vegetable Ravioli with Sicilian Almond Pesto  
Chef 's Seasonal Vegetable Medley  Bread and Butter

Soy-Ginger Grilled Tuna Steaks on Asian Slaw

Vanilla Wedding Cake with chocolate ganache filling, White buttercream frosting
Catskill Mountain organic coffee service